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Ray's Place: The Strummers

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Uncle Frank, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank Photo Enthusiast

    Jul 26, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    Ray owns a coffee house in San Jose. There's a morning rush and a lunch rush, but the rest of the time it's very quiet. He doesn't get bored, though, because he's a strummer, and passes the time working on his repertoire and technique. He usually closes at 6PM, but on Friday, he hosts a late night Open Mic Night. I attended for the first time last night, and was very impressed by the musicians who signed up to play the allotted 2 songs. They were mostly old timers, though younger than me, who acquired their skills over decades of strumming. Their styles ranged from jazz instrumentals to crooning old tunes.

    The Strummers

    Ray, The Korean Crooner
    E-M5    ---    14mm    f/5.0    1/200s    ISO 200

    Tony, a gifted instrumentalist and guitar teacher
    E-M5    ---    45mm    f/4.5    1/160s    ISO 200

    Joe, a picker with a great ear
    E-M5    ---    45mm    f/4.0    1/30s    ISO 640

    I don't know the other guys' names, but some of them reminded me of performers of yesteryear.

    "Burl Ives"
    E-M5    ---    45mm    f/3.5    1/30s    ISO 640

    "Johnny Cash"
    E-M5    ---    45mm    f/4.0    1/30s    ISO 640

    "Don Ho"
    E-M5    ---    45mm    f/4.0    1/30s    ISO 640

    "Bobby Dylan"
    E-M5    ---    45mm    f/4.0    1/30s    ISO 640

    "Roy Orbison"
    E-M5    ---    45mm    f/4.0    1/30s    ISO 800

    I took last night's shots with the fl-36r, and it was a chore. It confirms how amazing Nikon's flash system is, and convinces me to keep my d700.
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  2. EasyEd

    EasyEd Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 16, 2010
    Hey All,

    Nice set! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with a Snark affixed to a guitar. :smile:

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  3. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    nicely done, thanks for sharing UF.
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  4. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank Photo Enthusiast

    Jul 26, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    Thanks, Ed, Dave! I appreciate the feedback.
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